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Thanks Aluminum!

Aluminum (or, Aluminium) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery white, soft, ductile metal. Aluminum is the third most abundant element (after oxygen and silicon), and the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust.

It makes up about 8% by weight of the Earth’s solid surface. Aluminum is the most widely used non-ferrous metal. Global production of aluminum in 2005 was 31.9 million tons. This amount of production exceeded that of any other metal except iron.

Thanks aluminum!

A Chemical Is A Chemical Is A Chemical

The interwebs tell us that, in chemistry, a chemical substance is a form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties.

Chemicals cannot be separated into components by physical separation methods. Chemical substances are often called ‘pure’ to set them apart from mixtures. Uhhh … well … anyway, this is what advertising tells us about this (by virtue of artists) …